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chain

  
  ( chains    plural & 3rd person present)   ( chaining    present participle)   ( chained    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A chain consists of metal rings connected together in a line.  
His open shirt revealed a fat gold chain..., The dogs were leaping and growling at the full stretch of their chains.     
2       n-plural   If prisoners are in chains, they have thick rings of metal round their wrists or ankles to prevent them from escaping.  
in N  
He'd spent four and a half years in windowless cells, much of the time in chains.     
3       verb   If a person or thing is chainedto something, they are fastened to it with a chain.  
The dog was chained to the leg of the one solid garden seat...      be V-ed to n  
She chained her bike to the railings...      V n to n  
We were sitting together in our cell, chained to the wall.      V-ed, Also V n adv/prep  
      Chain up means the same as chain., phrasal verb  
I'll lock the doors and chain you up...      V n P  
All the rowing boats were chained up.      V-ed P, Also V P n (not pron)  
4       n-count   A chain of things is a group of them existing or arranged in a line.  
N of n  
...a chain of islands known as the Windward Islands..., Students tried to form a human chain around the parliament.     
5       n-count   A chainof shops, hotels, or other businesses is a number of them owned by the same person or company.  
with supp  
...a large supermarket chain., ...Italy's leading chain of cinemas.     
6       n-sing   A chain of events is a series of them happening one after another.  
N of n   (=series)  
...the bizarre chain of events that led to his departure in January 1938.     
7   
    food chain   chain up  
    chain 3  


chain gang        ( chain gangs    plural  ) In the United States, a chain gang is a group of prisoners who are chained together to do work outside their prison. Chain gangs existed especially in former times.      n-count  
chain letter        ( chain letters    plural  ) A chain letter is a letter, often with a promise of money, that is sent to several people who send copies on to several more people. Chain letters are illegal in some countries.      n-count  
chain mail     
Chain mail is a kind of armour made from small metal rings joined together so that they look like cloth.      n-uncount  
chain reaction        ( chain reactions    plural  )
1       n-count   A chain reaction is a series of chemical changes, each of which causes the next.  
2       n-count   A chain reaction is a series of events, each of which causes the next.  
The powder immediately ignited and set off a chain reaction of explosions.     
chain saw        ( chain saws    plural  ) , chainsaw   A chain saw is a big saw with teeth fixed in a chain that is driven round by a motor.      n-count  
chain-smoke        ( chain-smokes    3rd person present)   ( chain-smoking    present participle)   ( chain-smoked    past tense & past participle  ) Someone who chain-smokes smokes cigarettes or cigars continuously.      verb  
Melissa had chain-smoked all evening while she waited for a phone call from Tom.      V, Also V n  
chain-smoker        ( chain-smokers    plural  ) , chain smoker   A chain-smoker is a person who chain-smokes.      n-count  
chain store        ( chain stores    plural  ) , chain-store   A chain store is one of several similar shops that are owned by the same person or company, especially one that sells a variety of things.      n-count  
daisy chain        ( daisy chains    plural  ) , daisy-chain   A daisy chain is a string of daisies that have been joined together by their stems to make a necklace.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
food chain        ( food chains    plural  ) Thefood chain is a series of living things which are linked to each other because each thing feeds on the one next to it in the series.      n-count   usu sing  
The whole food chain is affected by the over use of chemicals in agriculture.     
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n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
a willingness to believe in the absence of sufficient evidence, or contrary to the evidence.
this could cover all instances of use of the word 'faith'.
n.
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
n.
the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
[Tech.]
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"

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